Wednesday, June 27, 2012


this is the baby in a box

born 2 months premature - 1.4 kilos

tucked in with hot water bottles and a tiny striped hat

a perfect wrinkled face with old soul eyes

cocooned in our cardboard NICU -

all we have is a hope and a prayer and a desperate denial of harsh reality

but we are health care professionals

thats what we do

we try

we don't give up on life

and so Danae is boiling water

and making formula

and I put in a neonatal NGT

and Seraphim got an IV

and every time we check - she's still alive

i picked her up

just know, I said

to the baby in the box

that you are loved


  1. To show love is the ultimate purpose in our lives. All the questions that come out of living in such a harsh environment, no ready-made answers: just this: to show God's love to all. You must get a book called "Kisses From Katie" by Katie Davis, about a young woman who walked out of high school and into Africa to help orphans. She also blogs, much like you do. I think you'd find it helpful...a kindred spirit! Enjoyable.

  2. In as much as you have done it unto one of the least as these, you have done it unto Me. Bless you. Bless this little one. Love, Aunt Susan